Tekio is a modular lighting system designed by Anthony Dickens. Deriving its name from the Japanese word for ‘adaptation’, the design was inspired by Dickens’ travel to the Far East in 2010. The prototype takes the idea of the traditional Japanese paper ‘Cochin’ lantern into a new, design-led dimension.
Tekio’s innovation lies in its flexibility. Inside each paper tube is a frame that can be bent from straight to ninety degrees. All the frames connect and lock into any desired shape. The paper sections are supported by the frame, but can easily be separated to access the compact fluorescent bulbs.